Alexander McQueen made sure that his beloved animals would be supported even after he died. A will for the British fashion designer, who took his own life in February of 2010, revealed that he left a chunk of his $26 million estate to his pets — and to his favorite animal charities.
McQueen left $82,000 for the continued care of his three dogs — Minter, a mongrel, Juice, an English bull terrier, and Callum, a Rhodesian ridgeback.
Meanwhile, $164,000 went to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and The Blue Cross, organizations that help rescue pets find homes.
Blue Cross’s chief executive told the Associated Press, “It is a touching tribute to his obvious love for his dogs. His legacy will allow us to help many thousands more sick and homeless animals across the U.K.”
- Despite McQueen’s generosity — his bequeathment pales in comparison to that of late hotel magnate Leona Helmsley — who left her Maltese named Trouble $12 million when she died.